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Homemade Oreo Cookies

A stack of chocolate and cream cookies

We recently inherited a cookie jar, and we’re taking recommendations for a name. The Fat Friar? Mm Mm Monk? Father Oreo? The Cookie Cardinal?? Your suggestions (both reverent and witty) are welcome.

In celebration of this newest member of our household, we made cookies. They were wonderful. Whether it was the recipe or the sanctifying powers of our cookie jar, you must judge.

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Oreos, the homemade variety. A soft, thin chocolate sandwich with a rich vanilla frosting. Made simpler with a cake mix.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies



  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • ½ C butter melted
  • 2 eggs


  • 4 oz (1/2 package) cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C powdered sugar


Prep the Frosting

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the softened butter and cream cheese. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Add the powdered sugar last. The mixture should be thick, smooth, and spreadable. Set aside until cookies are cooled and ready to frost.

Bake the Cookies

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix and melted butter. Add eggs and mix thoroughly so that there are no lumps remaining.
  • Scoop into 1" balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350*F for 9 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven; let them sit on the baking sheet for five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Once cookies are cooled, sandwich two like-sized cookies with frosting. The frosting-to-cookie ratio is favorable, so don't skimp on the filling. Store in a sealed container (or, more realistically, devour immediately).


Thanks to my dear friend Catherine Maughan for the recipe. She is simply the best at recommending food and books.

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Jenny Harris
Jenny is a star-gazing, book-clubbing mother of two. She has a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, which is mildly comical (but also a boon in parenting and relationships). Her kids will attest that she’s crazy about reading aloud, time out of doors, and creative play. Her family’s goal is the “abundant life,” as prescribed by Jesus. You can read more posts by Jenny here.

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    1. Youngest child, what can I say? I’m pretty sure Andy made an outright inheritance request, and Grandma decided that he should have it before she dies. We love it!!

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